Boiled Fruit Cake

Submitted by Karryn Dolan

Boiled Fruit Cake

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Serving: 8
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar (I use 1/2 c raw & 1/2 c brown)
  • 200g butter (roughly cut)
  • 375g pkt mixed fruit
  • 1 pkt glacé cherries (optional)
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp bicarb
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 2 cups Self Raising Flour


  • Place all ingredients except flour and eggs into a large saucepan.
  • Bring to the boil stirring, boil for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from stove and allow to cool.
  • Pour into large mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs and flour alternately till all combined.
  • Pour into prepared cake tin or lined slow cooker.
  • Pour a cup of water into slow cooker (if using cake tin).
  • Place cake tin in slow cooker on the bottom (or raise if preferred).
  • Put tea towel under the lid and cook on HIGH approx 1.5 - 2 hours or until skewer comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes then turn out onto cooking rack.

4 thoughts on “Boiled Fruit Cake”

  1. My slow cooker has two heat settings, High and Low. When cooking this boiled fruit cake which setting do you recommend I use?

    Many thanks

  2. Marina Georgiou

    Can you put cake mix directly into your crockpot bowl if lined…or can it just be greased maybe???

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